Jobs in Welding

Robotic Welding Technician

Robotic Welding Technicians are responsible for the set-up, maintenance, and operation of robotic welding equipment.

Robotic welding technicians are critical to the fabrication of metallic parts or assemblies through welding by the means of a robotic machine.

Some operators are responsible for designing and programming the robot, maintaining and troubleshooting welding robots, and implementing robotic welding for manufacturing and production.

Entry Level Salary
National Median Pay
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Source: Emsi, 2022



  • Apply principles of basic welding fundamentals, symbols, and blueprints
  • Identify and perform correct robotic welding parameters, welding procedures, operations and programs
  • Create robotic welding programs, modify existing welding programs, and conduct welding cell cycle time calculations
  • Troubleshoot and perform preventative maintenance of robotic equipment and welding equipment

Education and training that can lead
to a successful career may include:


Minimum Education

High school diploma or equivalent


Recommended Education

Certificate in welding, metals fabrication, machining, etc.


Advanced Education

Associates degree in welding, metals fabrication, machining, etc.


Recommended Training

Related naval or shipyard work experience


Advanced Training

Apprenticeship program


Recommended Certification

AWS Certified Welder

Essential Skills

  • Strong analytical thinking, problem solving, and computer skills
  • Knowledgeable of automation equipment, processes, and systems
  • Interpret blueprints and drawings
  • Adapt to technology changes quickly and seamlessly
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

Work Environment

Many robotic welding technicians work in manufacturing or shop environments, however some field or travel opportunities are available.

The heat map below showcases the total number of job postings for Robotic Welding Technicians in the last twelve months by state. As shown, the darker the color of the state, the higher the concentration of job postings. The heat map is intended to provide insight into areas where Robotic Welding Technician careers are currently in demand.


Top Industries

  • Manufacturing

    Agricultural Equipment, Automotive Components, Electronic Devices, Aerospace and Aviation Components


  • Transportation

    Aviation, Automotive, Rail and Heavy Equipment